Must Read: Adopted pit bull comes to the rescue of boy attacked by bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero. Tuesday August 26, 2014 , a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex when one of the kids stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees. The kids tried making their way back […]

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OREGON CITY, Ore. (KPTV) – An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero after they say she saved a little boy.

On Tuesday, a group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment when a child accidentally stepped on a rotten log.

The kids were forced to flee as a swarm of bees followed them.

They all tried to make their way back up the hill for help, but 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver couldn’t make it.

That’s when ‘Hades,’ the family’s pit bull, came to his rescue.

She grabbed Jesse-Cole by the leg of his pants and began pulling him up the hill.

“Hades saw me and came and dragged me up to the grass and stopped and let me crawl on her back and took me to my mom,” Shaver said.

His mother says she was in her car when she heard the kids screaming and running up the hill, surrounded by bees.

She says she was astonished to see ‘Hades’ dragging Jesse-Cole to safety after he had been stung at least 24 times.

“A couple of these kids could have gotten really sick or died, I’m sure of it,” she said.

Her 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was stung five times and is allergic to bees.

She says she ran to grab Jasmine’s EpiPen while a neighbor called 911.

Bother children were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The family says they are grateful for ‘Hades’ and her protective nature.

“Oh, I thank my puppy,” their mother added. “I’m so glad we adopted her.”

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